Mechanics' institutes, set up to foster learning among the working class, included drawing among the subjects taught. In this 1849 advertisement, the Port Nicholson Mechanics' Institute offers instruction in linear drawing.
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Reference: Wellington Independent, 31 January 1849, p.4
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